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October 22nd, 2014
06:04 PM ET

NORAD raises alert after Ottawa shootings

(CNN) – NORAD is increasing its alert posture and the number of planes ready to respond to a problem, according to CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr.

NORAD, which provides air defense over North America, is in continuous contact with Canadian law enforcement, sources told CNN.

"We have taken appropriate measure to ensure that NORAD is postured to respond quickly if the ongoing situation in Ottawa should include any effect on aviation," NORAD spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said.

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October 22nd, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Possible terror link to Ottawa attack?

(CNN) – Ottawa police confirmed to CNN that they are looking for more than one suspect in connection with multiple shootings around Ottawa's downtown area.

There has been no official word that the suspects have ties to extremist groups.

But some Canadian officials aren't waiting for law enforcement officials to label this an act of terror. Conservative Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney sent a tweet Wednesday, saying on part: "Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated."

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October 22nd, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Witness: 'High anxiety and drama' at Ottawa shooting

(CNN) – A Canadian journalist witnessed first hand the chaos that unfolded in the country's capital Wednesday, saying he arrived "to a scene of obviously high anxiety and drama."
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October 22nd, 2014
05:25 PM ET

Ottawa shooting: I heard a 'pop, pop, pop,' says Canadian lawmaker

(CNN) – Canadian lawmaker John McKay came to Parliament Hill Wednesday morning, prepared to caucus.

"(I was) literally taking off my coat and I heard this pop, pop, pop," McKay said.
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October 22nd, 2014
04:43 PM ET

Ottawa police: We are looking for additional suspects

(CNN) – A police spokesman says there is definitely more than one person involved in Wednesday's Ottawa shooting, and that they are looking for additional suspects.

"We have to apprehend and arrest the people that are involved in this morning's incident, and at this time we don't have these people," said Constable Chuck Benoit.
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